Bob Seger 's career trajectory nearly mirrors Bruce Springsteen 's, his main competition in the late-'70s for the heartland-rock audience. Both singer-songwriters started in the late-'60s in garage bands that made their livings, and local reputations, in bars. Both grew up on '60s soul, which they incorporated into their own music.
9. “Sunspot Baby” (1976)
By September , the album had sold a total of 9,, copies in the United States. Californian photographer Karen Miller took photos of the band as part of two photoshoots for the album. The most popular pictures out of the first photoshoot were the railroad track scenes taken on the Southern Pacific railroad tracks north of Mojave, California. The single picture of Seger holding his guitar became the cover photo. Another photograph of the entire band on the same tracks was used for the centerfold of the booklet that came with the It's a Mystery CD, released the following year. Other photos on the album include pictures of Seger's newborn son, Cole. The back cover of Seger's son at a water pump was taken at Seger's home at the time in Miami, Florida. Cole was 17 months old at the time. Seger's manager, Punch Andrews, was skeptical about the idea of using the band's children as album art at first.
'Still the Same'
Bob Seger is The Man. As American rockers go, he has no equal, other than Bruce Springsteen. Album after album, one hit song after another, the Detroit rocker crafted songs that had music fans everywhere turning volume knobs clockwise. The best of what is now considered classic rock includes tons of Seger albums ten of which went platinum : Beautiful Loser , Night Moves , Stranger in Town , Against the Wind.
Although he has continued to sell out concerts and claim legendary rock star status, his most successful years will always be calculated as the period between and So in the end, creating a top 10 list was just impossible. Even a top 20 list clearly omits some of his greatest work. It was the closing track of the album. Part acid, part psychedelic, and whole lot of heavy blues, the song clearly captures a sound not many have heard from Bob Seger. Great stuff! Bob Seger only released one more studio album after the release of Face the Promise.